Category Archives: Investments & Securities

The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities, 1st Edition, Linda Booth Sweeney Ed.D., Dennis Meadows

The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities, 1st Edition

This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running each of the thirty games. Continue reading

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science), 2nd Edition, David C. M. Dickson

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks (International Series on Actuarial Science), 2nd Edition

Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 2nd edition, has been designated as the sole required text for the new Society of Actuaries Exam MLC April 2014 test format. Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks covers the entire syllabus for the SOA Exam MLC (April 2014). It is ideal for university courses and for individuals preparing for professional actuarial examinations – especially the new, long-answer exam questions. Three leaders in actuarial science balance rigor with intuition and emphasize practical applications using computational techniques to provide a modern perspective on life contingencies and equip students for the products and risk structures of the future. The authors then develop a more contemporary outlook, introducing multiple state models, emerging cash flows and embedded options. The 210 exercises provide meaningful practice with both long-answer and multiple choice questions. Further more, • The book has been updated to include new material on discrete time Markov processes, on models involving joint lives, and on universal life insurance and participating traditional insurance. Continue reading

The Principles of Banking, 1st Edition, Moorad Choudhry

The Principles of Banking, 1st Edition

The ultimate guide for bank management: how to survive and thrive throughout the business cycle

An essential guide for bankers and students of finance everywhere, The Principles of Banking reiterates that the primary requirement of banking—sound capital and liquidity risk management—had been forgotten in the years prior to the financial crash. Serving as a policy guide for market practitioners and regulators at all levels, the book explains the keys to success that bankers need to follow during good times in order to be prepared for the bad, providing in-depth guidance and technical analysis of exactly what constitutes good banking practice. Continue reading

Exploring Marketing Research (with Qualtrics Printed Access Card and DVD), 10th Edition, William G. Zikmund

Exploring Marketing Research (with Qualtrics Printed Access Card and DVD), 10th Edition

EXPLORING MARKETING RESEARCH deals with the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of marketing research data relevant to a firm’s current and future needs. The text focuses on students as managers, not practitioners, of marketing research. Students learn about traditional types of marketing research, such as designing questionnaires, as well as the latest technological developments that facilitate marketing research including data collection devices, data analysis tools, and practical approaches to data analysis. In addition, this edition places more emphasis on ethical and international issues relating to marketing research. Continue reading

Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders: 2nd Edition, Susan J. Penner RN MN MPA DrPH CNL

Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders 2nd Edition

“Ms. Penner does an excellent job of presenting the information and using case examples to increases the readers understanding of the various concepts. While I expected this book to be informative I was surprised by how interesting it is. I would highly recommend this book to any nurse entrepreneur.”–Nurse Entrepreneur Network Continue reading